OCALA MOVES ON TO FINAL ROUND FOR THE 2019 LEVITT AMP [YOUR CITY] GRANT
The Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA), in partnership with the City of Ocala, is in the running for a third year to bring a 10-week live music series to Ocala in 2019.
Sponsored by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national foundation dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of America through free live music, MCA and the City of Ocala hope to qualify as one of 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards.
The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is a matching grant opportunity created by the Levitt Foundation to serve small to mid-sized towns and cities with populations up to 400,000. Up to 15 non-profit organizations will receive $25,000 each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series – a free, outdoor concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians. The proposed venue site for the 2019 series is historic Webb Field at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex located at 1510 NE Fourth St.
Public voting was open from Nov. 1 through Nov. 20 and Ocala's proposal was selected through voting, as a Top 25 finalist. The Levitt Foundation will review the proposals of those 25 finalists and select up to 15 Levitt AMP winners, which will be announced Tuesday, Dec. 18.
"Marion Cultural Alliance is excited about the prospect of winning a third Levitt AMP concert series for Ocala, which we can bring to the community next summer," said Jaye Baillie, Executive Director for MCA. "The community’s response to the past two Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series events has been wonderful to wonderful to watch. Folks young and old from communities across our city enjoyed 10 weeks of dancing, swaying and singing on the great green lawn at historic Webb Field."
For more information, please visit www.levittamp.org or contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-629-8447.
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